As CO2 measurements get tougher and calls for green vehicles get louder, Mercedes-Benz has developed two new concepts for electric cars. The first one are the battery-powered E-Cell models and the second one the hydrogen-powered F-Cell hybrid models. Not only is the technology of the two concepts different but also their purpose on the streets. While the E-Cell range is designed for short distances, the F-Cell hybrid cars can go much further.
New mid-size hybrid cars from BMW and Mercedes take very different approaches to getting the best from an electric motor’s assistance
They may be arch rivals, but German prestige brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz see the world rather differently. For evidence, look no further than the pair of mid-size hybrid cars that will be offered by the two manufacturers this year.
Making a car disappear is hardly a conventional way to make sure more people learn about your car, however, that’s exactly what Mercedes-Benz has done looking forward to this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
They’ve clad the B-Class F-Cell vehicle in a special carbon material that makes it almost invisible. It sounds like a road safety disaster but the
This year’s Detroit Motor Show has seen twenty-seven new vehicle introductions and ten of them are green. There’s a strong emphasis on hybrids this year and very few electric cars have been presented. Acura ILX That’s how the Honda’s new luxury sedan will look in America. It is not developed specifically as a hybrid – … Read more
Making cars lose weight is another great option for the manufacturers to go green. Thanks to new materials, building lighter cars doesn’t have to compromise on safety. Mercedes E-Class Superlight, will hit the road in 2015.
As the name indicates, the focus of interest will be represented by its very low weight, some 700lbs will be lost compared to the current E-Class. Such a significant weight reduction will be possible only through
It’ll take some time until the auto landscape is dominated by electric cars. However, the big manufacturers cannot afford not have an electric model, or at least one in the pipeline. Now it’s the Mercedes-Benz‘s turn to announce
In the new era of electric cars, different types of partnerships is a usual sight in the corporate world – “marrying” knowledge and money or two pieces of knowledge (or any other combination) can prove to be a good way forward.
The latest surprise joint venture is that of Daimler and Bosch. Both German giants have the funds and knowledge to drive the electric car inventions forward.
Bosch is especially good with electric motors. I know what I’m saying – my tools are powered by Bosch and although I’ve done an unthinkable amount of
A Mercedes F-Cell has just started on an exciting journey around the world to mark the 125 anniversary of Karl Benz getting a patent for his Motorwagen – allegedly the world’s first motorcar.
The opening party was attended by Mercedes GP pilots Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg as well as our very own David Coulthard.
To mark the occasion, the worldwide trip is scheduled to go on for
This spring will mark a rather revolutionary development (or maybe not) in green motoring. Mercedes will provide 200 B-Class F-Cell vehicles on lease for customers in USA and Europe. The cars could be ready as soon as early in March.
It will be the first serially produced fuel cell car. The F-Cell has a 100 kW electric motor that is powered by a fuel cell system using compressed hydrogen. There is